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Dog strangling vine invasive species
Landscaping and food production

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

...landscaping with native species: • Having adapted to their environment (soil, climate, etc.), they do not require irrigation, chemical fertilizers or pesti...

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Urban farming
Landscaping and food production

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...landscaping. Water is a quickly dwindling resource and Canadians are the highest per capita consumers of water in the world. So anything we can do to reduc...

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Permeable interlock paver stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...Landscaping stones with grass © Windsor Companies Hydr’eau Pave permeable landscaping pavers © Oak...

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Indoor hydroponic vegetable garden
Landscaping and food production

Growing food indoors

Introducing BioCity's indoor vertical veggie garden. This beautiful installation made with reclaimed wine bottles allows you to grow arugula, chard, strawberri...

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Flow Frames: A father and son revolutionize beekeeping and put honey o
Landscaping and food production

Flow Frames: Revolutionary beekeeping puts honey on tap.

Can you imagine having honey on tap straight from your beehive? That is exactly what father and son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson aim to bring to market with ...

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Edible Perennials
Landscaping and food production

A guide to growing edible perennials.

When beginning to think about permanent edible landscape design and forest gardening, taking in the general concepts of Permaculture can help tremendously. The...

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Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a rEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...landscaping that needs no irrigation and uses no pesticides An extensive preventative maintenance program that includes infrared scanning of building components...

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Flooded streets Calgary Alberta
Rainwater management and irrigation

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

As cities expand into the green space around them, naturally permeable landscapes are replaced with buildings, roads and parking lots. This inhibits the natura...

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Urban Farm Unit
Landscaping and food production

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit:

So, urban agriculture. It's important, right? That’s certainly the conclusion I've come to when pondering the future of food production, our future on this pla...

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Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...landscaping Reducing water use by over 30%, Maintaining good indoor air quality during construction. Diverting 96% of construction waste from landfill. Using fl...

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Patio stones with very low greenhouse gas emissions
Concrete and masonry

Reducing emissions with CO² cured-concrete

A new cement block manufacturing process developed by an American company named Solidia Technologies® produces 40% fewer emissions during manufacturing than co...

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